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UN warns of catastrophe and loss of life in Myanmar

Myanmar could be on the eve of a human rights catastrophe and loss of life, the United Nations (UN) has warned. The warning comes amid reports the military junta is deploying tens of thousands of forces and heavy weapons to northern Myanmar.

Myanmar to free thousands of political prisoners

Myanmar's military government is to release thousands of political prisoners jailed for protesting against a February coup that removed the civilian government. It has announced plans to free over 5,600 prisoners.

Myanmar’s military chief not invited to ASEAN summit

Myanmar's military chief Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing will not be invited to an upcoming summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Myanmar’s ousted leader on trial for corruption

The deposed leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, appeared in a court on Friday in Nay Pyi Taw for trial on corruption charges.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Yyi skips court due to sickness

The deposed leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, has skipped her court hearings for health reasons, a member of her defense team says.

UNGA Condemns Myanmar’s Abuse of Rohingya Muslims

The UN General Assembly has, in a resolution, strongly condemned Myanmar’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.

Exclusive: Why Didn’t Iran Attend UNGA Voting on Myanmar?

While Iran’s mission to the UN earlier said its absence from the UN General Assembly voting on Myanmar was to protest the Third Committee’s politicized approaches, an informed source says the absence was caused by a lack of coordination.

Myanmar Leader Defeats Trump to Win Islamophobia Award

Aung San Suu Kyi, the foreign minister and de facto leader of Myanmar, has been named the 2017 International Islamophobe of the Year for her country’s atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.

“Myanmar Calls Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants to Deny Their Rights”

Masud Bin Momen, the ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has discussed the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have been fleeing violence and oppression in Myanmar and headed to Bangladesh in recent months.

Time for UN to Take Action on Rohingya Plight: Iran

A senior Iranian lawmaker has called on the UN to shoulder its responsibility and stand against the oppressors in the world, particularly the Myanmarese government which is killing Rohingya Muslims.

Iran Working on Roadmap for Humanitarian Aid to Rohingya Muslims

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has held a meeting to finalize a roadmap for humanitarian assistance to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.

Iran Raps Myanmar for Continued Violence against Rohingyas

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has lashed out at the Myanmar government for disregarding the international calls to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar Sets Strange Conditions for Iranian Coach

Maynamar’s Football Federation has set some strange conditions for Iranian futsal coach, Reza Kordi, who had extended his resignation recently in protest against the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in the eastern Asian country.

Disregard of Myanmar Crisis to Foment Extremism: Iran President

Iranian president has warned that ignoring the violation of the basic rights of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar would incite extremism and destabilize the entire region.

Iran President Warns Trump against Scrapping Nuclear Deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the US would pay “a high cost” should it withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

World Powers behind Plight of Myanmar Muslims: Analyst

An Iranian political analyst says some big powers are the main players behind the plight of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.

Military Chiefs of Iran, Pakistan Call for Action on Rohingya Crisis

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed concern about the ongoing Rohingya Muslim crisis in Myanmar, calling for Muslim world action to help end the plight of the Muslim minority.

Iranian Delegation Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

The Iranian diplomatic delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour, visited the Rohingya refugee camp in the border areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar on Saturday.

Iranian MPs Blast Muslim Countries’ Silence on Violence against Rohingyas

Several Iranian lawmakers have criticized Muslim countries for remaining silent over the crackdown on Muslims in Myanmar.

Iranian, Turkish Top Officers Discuss Kurdistan Referendum

The top officers of Iran and Turkey in a phone call highlighted the negative consequences of a planned referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

“Crackdown on Myanmar Muslims Part of US Plot to Undermine Islam”

A political analyst says the persecution of Muslims in Myanmar is part of a scheme orchestrated by the US to gradually break the chain of Islam in Asia.

Iran to Send Doctors, Build Makeshift Hospital for Myanmar Muslims

An Iranian official says the country will dispatch a number of doctors and build a makeshift hospital to take care of the Myanmar Muslims’ needs.

IRGC Dismisses Idea of Military Intervention in Myanmar

A senior IRGC general has rejected the idea of Iran’s military interference to help Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar similar to what it did for Iraq and Syria, saying the two cases are very different from each other.

Myanmar’s Crackdown on Rohingya Turning into Ethnic Cleansing

A political commentator says the Myanmar government is conducting organized ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the country.

Myanmar Disaster Marks Death of Nobel Peace Prize: Iran Leader

Iran’s Leader says the disaster in Myanmar, which is blamed on the ‘cruel’ Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, marks the death of this international prize.

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